Plague Stone

PLAGUE STONE AT JUNCTION WITH SANDY GATE LANE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PLAGUE STONE AT JUNCTION WITH SANDY GATE LANE List entry Number: 1313253

Location

PLAGUE STONE AT JUNCTION WITH SANDY GATE LANE, PONTEFRACT ROAD Grade: II
Date first listed: 11-May-1988
Details

ACKWORTH PONTEFRACT ROAD SE41NW (east side) 2/8 “Plague stone” at – junction with Sandy Gate Lane – II

Structure known locally as “Plague Stone”, but perhaps formerly a cross base. Probably late medieval. Sandstone. Two roughtly-hewn slabs approx. 1 metre wide, one mounted on top of the other; in the centre of the upper slab, a square socket for a former cross shaft. (“Plaque stones” were receptacles for sterilising coins in vineagar, normally at or close to parish boundaries).

Reference: SE 44693 19007

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